LONDON, UK, 19th November 2012 - Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys will hit British shores next May when she showcases her highly anticipated fifth studio album, GIRL ON FIRE. Keys will set the UK alight with arena dates in Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and London. GIRL ON FIRE will be released in the UK by RCA Records on 26 November 2012.
"I'm in love with this album!! It is full of new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts," said Keys. "I'm so excited to be touring again and it's great to be back in the UK!!! I Love it here and I'm looking forward to performing and feeling the energy of the crowd-there's nothing like it. I plan to bring you something Emotional and exciting! I'm a brand new me!"
Since the 2001 release of her monumental debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 30 million albums and 30 million singles sold worldwide, and over one hundred award wins, including fourteen Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards and three MTV Europe Awards.
Keys' most recently released, multi-platinum fourth studio album, Element of Freedom, sold one million copies in the UK alone and was one of Britain's top 10 best selling albums of 2010.
The first single off the upcoming album of the same name, "Girl On Fire" featuring Nicki Minaj, is currently on high rotation on Radio 1, Capital FM and Heart FM and will be released in the UK by RCA records on 18th November. The album was written and produced by Alicia alongside collaborators Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars), Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas), Frank Ocean, Emile Sande, and Jamie XX among others.
The announcement of Alicia Keys' forthcoming GIRL ON FIRE - THE TOUR comes hot off the heels of Keys' show-stopping performances at the MTV EMA's 2012 in Frankfurt, Radio 1 Xtra Live in Birmingham and on The X Factor.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd November through www.aeglive.co.uk
GIRL ON FIRE - THE TOUR, MAY 2013 UK DATES
Saturday 18th May, Liverpool, Echo Arena
Sunday 19th May, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Friday 24th May, Manchester, Manchester Arena
Saturday 25th May, Birmingham, NIA Arena
Tuesday 28th May, Nottingham, Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Thursday 30th May, London, The O2